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Re: [tdf-discuss] New "LibreOffice Reader" Eliminates Need for "PDF Reader"


On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 7:37 AM, Simon Phipps <simon@webmink.com> wrote:


On 25 Jun 2011, at 08:33, Ian Lynch wrote:

Manfred wrote:

"I still believe that PDF is the best solution to distribute final
versions
of text (and maybe other office) documents."

I'd say yes if they are likely to be printed on paper, no if it is only
likely to be read from a screen.

I disagree. Once a document no longer needs editing (and this is a frequent
need in daily life - think purchase receipt, invoice, insurance schedule and
so on) it needs to be provided in an electronic format that cannot be easily
altered. PDF plays this role, ODF doesn't.


No, but HTML does. More to the point, chm files also are build for
read-only. Surely they are more microsoft based, but even Read (activity
from the OLPC/Sugar), had to add a webkit renderer for another popular
format -- epub. Which of course is done for read-only porpouses.

So a bigger discussion than demanding PDF reader, might be to upgrade the
very old HTML renderer in LibreOffice to something like webkit.




S.

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